George Lucas' Biographer Spills Possible Details On STAR WARS: EPISODE VII And Beyond

Dale Pollock, the author of an unauthorized George Lucas biography, has revealed some possible details about Lucas' outline for the next three Star Wars movies, claiming that they focus on a 'Luke Skywalker' in his 40s and that an outline exists for a further three films.

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By Josh Wilding - 10/31/2012

Take this with a pinch of salt. Dave Pollock once wrote an unauthorized George Lucas biography ("Skywalking: The Life And Films Of George Lucas") and despite interviewing the filmmaker over 80 times, Lucas was not a fan of the book and the two have no sort of relationship these days. It's perfectly plausible that Pollock is now doing little more than attention seeking, and despite claiming that he signed a confidentiality agreement, he has revealed the following details about Lucas' outlines for another SIX Star Wars movies.

The stories for the next trilogy will be "the most exciting" in the series, the biographer told The Wrap earlier today. "It was originally a 12-part saga. The three most exciting stories were 7, 8 and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, 'I want to see these 3 movies.'" The series will apparently feature a Luke Skywalker in his 30s and 40s, making it unlikely that the 61 year old Mark Hamill will return. So, what if Disney decide not to use Lucas' outline? "Writers will absolutely take his outline. That’s in part what Disney bought." What do you guys make of these claims?


Source: The Wrap
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NerdyGeek - 10/31/2012, 12:54 PM
No...

Focus on a new generation!
DukeAcureds - 10/31/2012, 12:55 PM
Well know that it was originally supposed to be 9 films, hence "Middle Trilogy", but perhaps he considered 12, at one point.
To get the actors at the age they are now means they could skip the sequels that happen in the novels and start with an even younger generation.
Hamill, Fisher and Ford are absolutely essential. And don't forget a bit of Billy Dee Williams.
DukeAcureds - 10/31/2012, 12:56 PM
None of us seem to want a reboot-esque Luke, Leia and Han rehash.
DioFoRio - 10/31/2012, 1:01 PM
I'm with you Duke...they need to be in it..and they need to be the old guard but still be significant in their roles.I want to see them as they are now..Hamill will rock this shit as an aged badass.
DukeAcureds - 10/31/2012, 1:01 PM
I mean the only people that would be trying to please would be the people who would consider it sacrilege.
DukeAcureds - 10/31/2012, 1:02 PM
Dionysios@ Yeah, man, he would. He was a bit dark in Jedi, many years playing The Joker later and he'd be an awesome slightly dark mentor-esque character.
NerdyGeek - 10/31/2012, 1:03 PM
They can't be the focus, they can work in cameos (especially Ford), but that's it.
CapistheMan - 10/31/2012, 1:03 PM
I happen to think it would be really interesting to see a Luke in his forties re-establishing the Jedi order and rebuilding a new world with a focus and the Jedi arts. Seeing them slowly building the Star Wars universe back to the times of the Old Republic would be really interesting and amazing.
jimpinto24 - 10/31/2012, 1:06 PM
They should focus on a younger cast. I wouldn't mind Mark Hamill, Billie Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford making a cameo. But again, focus on a group of younger characters.
Robert - 10/31/2012, 1:08 PM
Harrison Ford looks well for his age, however Mark and Carrie are in really bad shape.
polarkyle - 10/31/2012, 1:09 PM
If ford can return as Indiana Jones then he should at least have a cameo.
KryptoniteSmoker - 10/31/2012, 1:09 PM
That is definitely not how Carrie Fisher currently looks, watch the episode of Spoilers that she's on, she is still a perfectly fit and attractive older lady. Dont know what that pic above is from but it certainly can't be recent
AC1 - 10/31/2012, 1:12 PM
No one can play the characters apart from Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, and they can't really play the parts either anymore because they're a bit too old and look nothing like they used to.

OK... Maybe Harrison Ford could return.

If they absolutely HAVE to make Episode VII and onward, they should probably just explain in the opening crawl that Luke Skywalker established the New Jedi Order which has been maintaining peace in the galaxy for a very long time, and have the film take place with totally new characters, or with the old characters having died before the time of the film. If they return... well, it's going to look incredibly cheesy.

But I still think more Star Wars films is a bad idea.
Inohaku - 10/31/2012, 1:13 PM
They can all reprise their roles, having their sons/daughters leading a rejuvenated Jedi order at New Republic...
HeadPool420 - 10/31/2012, 1:19 PM
Give Mark small a part as an older stronger and wiser Jedi Master Luke. Give em a beard and he can be like Obi Wan was in Episode 4. Just don't kill him off till the last episode. And if the younger cast they focus on are Han and Leias kids then we gotta have cameos by Harrison and Carrie!!!!:)
vtopa - 10/31/2012, 1:19 PM
I think they should use Hamill, Fisher, and Ford as the wise older generation, but focus on new younger characters. Would be cool if each of these three died in each movie with Skywalker going out last:)
MisterMagurlypse - 10/31/2012, 1:22 PM
I'm not a big Star Wars fan, but I love the movies and hope they do good on the next bunch.
@NerdyGeek, great pics, they're going to need all of Tinkerbells fairy dust to fit Lea back in that bikini!
marvel72 - 10/31/2012, 1:23 PM
@ halloweenjack

i agree or show the falcon & the imperial shuttle that luke escaped in at the end of return of the jedi leaving endor when something comes out of light speed & takes both ships out without us looking once in the cockpit.

hence on screen death sorted without an appearence from original cast.
PapaII - 10/31/2012, 1:23 PM
@Nerdygeek, you cracked me up, man! Can't stop laughing! LMFAO!
Nenured - 10/31/2012, 1:24 PM
If they cast a new generation it would be sweet to see Hamil return as an old, wise jedimaster
Giznad - 10/31/2012, 1:26 PM
If Marvel handled the Star Wars comics in the 80s, could that mean Marvel Studios could handle the movies now? I've said this before, but I just wanted to make dudes blow their load in my face.
superotherside - 10/31/2012, 1:27 PM
Well, I'll judge it when I see it.
RadicalDuck - 10/31/2012, 1:28 PM
For once, I agree with Griff.
NerdyGeek - 10/31/2012, 1:29 PM
Some people need to take a joke.

Jeez!
ImInteresting - 10/31/2012, 1:32 PM
Is Disney actually going to be making the new Star Wars movies? Or is it still lucusfilms that has a say in it?
OtakuPapi - 10/31/2012, 1:33 PM
i came for the fanboy hate for the new movies
plasticman - 10/31/2012, 1:33 PM
@grif- We are in agreement my furry peer. Your beloved Star Wars fantasies would not even exist without these three people. For all we know you would be geeking Battlestar Gallactica instead...what an ugly, ugly world that would be.

I have heard this talk before, in fact it is mentioned in one of Lucas' interviews that came attached to one the copies of Star Wars released many moons ago. I would take this with more than a grain of salt.

The problem with Lucas' perfectionism is that it is the sloppiest perfectionism in Hollywood. He wants to get the story right time and time again but he overthinks it too much. Disney can execute. We know this to be true by simply looking at what they have accomplished with Marvel. You don't see Warner's doing executions like Disney. (What a great Halloween pun.)

Howard the Duck, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls, Phantom Menace, and dare I say the Star Wars Christmas Special are all examples of getting sloppy with beautiful conceptualization. I think a lot of us realate to George in that way. We have in our heads great conceptions but to put ink to paper it falls apart.

Going back to the Christmas Special...FINALLY we can get this thing on home video...and possible a RiffTrax to go with it.
maxxgone - 10/31/2012, 1:35 PM
im good with us following a new cast, younger and whatever. but they CAN NOT keep hamill, fischer, ford, williams, etc out. they MUST include them in some manner, like supporting or whatever.
Tony93 - 10/31/2012, 1:36 PM
Harrison ford still looks good!
Eion76 - 10/31/2012, 1:37 PM
Force unleashed :-D
Mucklefluga - 10/31/2012, 1:43 PM
We can't have Luke, Leia and Han without Ford, Fisher and Hamill.
So use the actors or don't use the characters.
lntrn8 - 10/31/2012, 1:45 PM
I will be happy & grateful whomever they cast, as long as film & storytelling quality are top priorities.

The whole notion of "they don't look like what they used to" is the dumbest thinking ever. They look exactly how they are supposed to look for their age. Newsflash, when you get older, your hair gets grayer, you gain weight, & your skin gets a bit wrinkly.

If the storyline is Luke, Leia & Han in their autumn years, then cast them again.

If it is another time, or another story for that matter, get a new cast.
pointman - 10/31/2012, 1:46 PM
Seriously? You mean that you cant have the original cast? You mean Hamill can't be be the jedi grandmaster overseeing his pupils? They just continue to crap on this guy. Im he could get in shape for the sequels.
TheAbomination - 10/31/2012, 1:47 PM
I couldn't give a f*uck right now. It's pretty obvious that this new trilogy will be completely new and not feature and actors/characters from the original trilogy. Let me know what they start hiring actors/directors and give out plot details.
Rothwilder - 10/31/2012, 1:47 PM
As much as I might agree, isn't it a bit cynical of grif to ask for respect when he bashes on everything 99% of the time?

Tony93 - 10/31/2012, 1:49 PM
Is it that hard?! Make Hamil land Fisher and Ford have cameos.. Such as yoda in the original trilogy.. OBVIOUSLY they won't be the main characters, in the trailer and promos you don't even have to show them, they'll be a surprise or somethin in the movie
SimpleObserverOfThings - 10/31/2012, 1:49 PM
Carrie Fisher looks like she ate Jubba the Hut....hahahaha (in Jubba's voice)
Tony93 - 10/31/2012, 1:53 PM
Hamill can get back in shape, So can Fisher, Ford is already in good shape.. Have them in the movie but not as Mains.. Pass the torch during Ep. 7th
Tony93 - 10/31/2012, 1:54 PM
@Steverogersson
Ahhhh
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